OTC 2016: The political delegation from Agder at National Oilwell Varco’s stand at OTC in Houston. CTO Hege Kverneland at NOV presented a modell for loading and offloading, developed in Arendal. Left-right: Aust-Agder County Mayor Tellef Inge Mørland, Arendal Mayor Robert Cornels Nordli, CTO Hege Kverneland, Kristiansand Mayor Harald Furre and regional manager Kenneth Andresen at Vest-Agder County.

More than 30 NODE-companies are soon heading for Houston and OTC, the world’s largest offshore technology conference and expo.

”So far, we have confirmation that 31 NODE-companies will be represented in Houston May 1-4. We are still waiting confirmation from 10-15 more companies within the cluster,” says Ann Marchioro, Project Manager for GCE NODE. Companies are asked to confirm their attendance to ensure they receive invitations to the various OTC events.

In addition, Arendal, Kristiansand and Mandal municipalities, as well as Aust-Agder County and Vest-Agder County, will be represented.

OTC is the largest event in the world for the oil and gas industry featuring more than 2,300 exhibitors, and attendees representing 100 countries.

OTC 2017 Agder Program

NODE will hold OTC information meetings, April 19th in Arendal and April 21st in Kristiansand. Practical information will be presented regarding the planned activities for the Agder and Norway2OTC delegations and companies traveling to Houston. Those wishing to attend can register here:  Arendal  ::  Kristiansand


  • Air Products
  • Sevan Marine
  • IRIS
  • University of Agder (cooperation partner)
  • NorTex Data Science Cluster (INPART project, partners IRIS, NODE, UiA, Rice University, University of Texas, Austin)


  • APL Norway
  • BW Offshore Norway
  • Cameron Sense
  • DNV-GL
  • Eaton HERNIS Scan Systems
  • MacGregor Norway
  • MHWirth
  • National Oilwell Varco
  • Norsafe
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Pentagon Freight Services
  • TESS Skagerrak
  • Umoe Mandal


  • CSUB
  • Egde Consulting
  • Engineering Systems
  • Frigstad Engineering
  • Geodis Wilson
  • Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics
  • In-Control
  • Innoventus Sør
  • Mandals
  • Maritime Protection
  • NorSap
  • Otechos
  • Semco Maritime
  • Stepchange
  • Teknova
  • Telenor Maritime